Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Situated in the ancient Dartmoor settlement of Hookner, Lower Hookner Farm nestles between the heights of King Tor and Easdon Tor in a secluded valley at the end of a quiet lane.
The farm has woodland, fields and streams offering a profusion of wild flowers and wild life, which visitors are welcome to explore. In addition our gates give you direct access to the open moor and the Mariners' way footpath runs through the farm.
We are a working hill farm with moorland rights in an environmentally sensitive area, using traditional methods to manage our herd of suckler cows. We also keep horses, chickens and ducks. We are a dog friendly farm and welcome well behaved, under control dogs.
The nearest village is North Bovey, 2 miles, with a thatched pub beside the tree studdied green. Moretonhampstead and Chagford, each 4 miles, are the nearest shopping towns.
The lovely beaches of S Devon and the wild and rugged N Devon Coasts are both within one hours driving distance.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Teignmouth 25 km|
|Nearest Amenities||6 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Exeter 40 km, Nearest railway: Exeter 25 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors||
Inside the cottage, leading off the hall is a large living room with comfortable chairs, TV and inglenook fireplace with an oil fired Aga. There is a well equipped kitchen area, with fitted cupboards and a beech work surface.
Upstairs there are two bedrooms one with a king sized brass bed and one with twin beds and it's own washbasin. Each bedroom has newly fitted carpets and pretty Laura Ashley wallpaper and curtains.
The upstairs bathroom has a power shower over the bath.
|Further details outdoors||
The cottage is set in its own private, well established, walled garden with a small leat running through it. Garden furniture is provided for those sunny days, enjoying the peace and quiet of the country or BBQing on a summer evening.
The farm has direct access onto the open moor, woodland, fields and streams to explore. Chickens and ducks to feed, eggs to collect.
Heated outdoor swimming pools at Moretonhampstead and Chagford, both 4 miles.
Lower Hookner Farm is an ideal base for a family holiday, to explore Dartmoor and to visit many of the well known local attractions including the Miniature Pony centre 2 miles, Castle Drogo 5 miles, Becky Falls 5 Miles
Exeter is 15 miles away with a cathedral, cinemas and shops and Plymouth has the National Marine Aquarium and the Theatre Royal 25 miles way. For an exciting day out the Eden Project is 1 1/2 hour's drive and tickets can be purchased in the local tourist Information office in Moretonhampstead.
Riding is available in Widecombe in the Moor and Golf at the nearby Bovey Castle or Stover in Newton Abbot.
Fishing on local rivers and resevoirs can be arranged by by purchasing permits in Chagford.
The West Country region
The West Country is one of the most beautiful parts of the British Isles to visit, with a mild climate and lush green vegetation, spectacular coastline and wild moorland it has something for everyone.
For more information on the region please do not hesitate to contact us.
We are more than happy to help.
Dartmoor: “the last great wilderness in Southern England” . is approx 365 square miles of beautiful unspoilt countryside. Many of it's heather-covered hills have rocky Tors to explore. Marvellous for walking, riding, picnicking, and for being alone. Just off its edge, amid woods, valleys and farmed hills, are many pretty
villages (sometimes thatched) and very lively small towns. The half of the moor north of the B3212 is the highest and wildest; no villages within it, almost no cultivation. The southern half (where we are ) has the most spectacular tors, best wooded valleys, a few villages like Widecombe, Buckland and Poundsgate in green-field 'oases'. The local Rriver Teign is an exceptionally beautiful river valley.
The River Dart is also spectacular, all the way to the sea at Dartmouth. Very lovely, too, are the valleys of the rivers Avon, Erme, Walkham and Tavy; Lydford Gorge owned by the National Trust, is one of the western moor's most dramatic places to visit. There are several good pubs in the immediate area that all offer good food, an up to date list will be found in the cottage. The Dartmoor National Park Headquarters is at Bovey Tracey, see their website www.dartmoor-npa.gov.uk for more local information.